Suffolk golfer Mary-Anne Miles booked her place in the 2013 England Golf Grand Medal Final when she swept to a four shot win in the East Region qualifier at Gog Magog, Cambridge.
Mary-Anne, from Halesworth, had a remarkable net score of six-under 65 and leads 10 qualifiers for the Grand Final. She commented: “I’m delighted. I’ve had a good putting day and only one bad hole.”
She will be joined at the Grand Medal Final at Northants County Golf Club on June 29 by: Sara Davies of Thorndon Park, Carolyn Harris of Braintree, Alessandra Callow of Colne Valley, Tiffany Mills of Ryston Park, Stephanie Summers of Bentley, Debbie Pollard-Barns of Leighton Buzzard, Elaine Meagher of Little Hay, Susan Brothwell of Batchworth Park, Dawn Futter of Great Yarmouth & Caister.
The event was contested by the best women club medal players from six counties: Bedfordshire, Cambs & Hunts, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2012.
Mary-Anne has been playing golf for just three years and yesterday’s round will cut 3.6 shots off her 27 handicap. She’s a competitive player who represents her club, but she said: “I just go out to enjoy myself on the golf course. This was just one of those days when you can’t go wrong – they don’t happen very often!
This was the third of six regional medal finals. The South and South West regional finals have already been held and the others are: Midlands South on 3 May at Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire; Midlands North on 22 May at Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire; North on 23 May at Eaton, Cheshire.
Qualifying net scores
Gog Magog Old, Par 71 CSS 73
65 Mary-Anne Miles (Halesworth)
69 Sara Davies (Thorndon Park), Carolyn Harris (Braintree)
70 Alessandra Callow (Colne Valley), Tiffany Mills (Ryston Park), Stephanie Summers (Bentley), Debbie Pollard-Barns (Leighton Buzzard)
71 Elaine Meagher (Little Hay), Susan Brothwell (Batchworth Park), Dawn Futter (Great Yarmouth & Caister)